No wonder Facebook wants so much of our information to be accessible to external search engines. Their internal search is pitiful.
Follow up to my post on the search-engine exclusive (which was linked to by AtlanticMonthly) … other interesting commentary:
Google holds 71% of the search market; Bing, 10% (chart). Cory Doctorow has a clear crystal ball. Earlier this month, Rupert Murdoch accused Google of stealing his content and threatened to cut the search giant off. Cory guessed that Murdoch might be angling for a search-engine payment deal:
Windows Live Academic (WLA) search (beta) is scheduled to go live after midnight, focusing on (not surprisingly) computer science, physics and engineering subjects. The Microsoft tool provides abstract previews via a preview pane, sort and group by capability, and citation export, according to the website. WLA contains both freely available and access-restricted content, just like […]
Poynter’s “Web Tips” this week features Tara Calishain, who writes an awesome blog that focuses on web research and search. She now has a book, Web Search Garage, that Poynter “recommend(s) to journalists, writers, and researchers. Here’s what it promises: ‘If you thought that Internet searching was just about plugging in a couple of terms […]